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Written by Olin Coles   
Monday, 05 January 2009
Table of Contents: Page Index
Mtron MOBI 3500 SLC SSD MSD-SATA3535-064
MOBI 3500 Features
MSD-SATA3535 Specifications
First Look: MOBI 3500
SSD Testing Methodology
System Speed Test Benchmarks
ATTO Disk Benchmarks
EVEREST Disk Benchmark
Windows XP Startup Times
The Truth Behind Heat Output
Solid State Drive Final Thoughts
MSD-SATA3535-064 Conclusion

ATTO Disk Benchmark Results

EDITORS NOTE: ATTO Disk Benchmark is not designed for accurate bandwidth readings on SSD products. Benchmark Reviews continues to use ATTO Disk Benchmark as a tool for illustrating IOPS load performance. Please read the Solid State Drive Benchmark Performance Testing article to understand how the benchmarks used in this article should be interpreted.

The ATTO Disk Benchmark program is free, and offers a comprehensive set of test variables to work with. In terms of disk performance, it measures interface transfer rates at various intervals for a user-specified length and then reports read and write speeds for these spot-tests. There are some minor improvements made to the 2.34 version of the program, but the benchmark is still limited to non-linear samples up to 256MB. While the bandwidth results are no realistic for determining the maximum drive speeds, ATTO Disk Benchmark is still a good tool for illustrating the bandwidth at different file size chunks. Please consider the results displayed by this benchmark to be basic IOPS performance indicators.

Beginning with the integrated Intel ICH10R Southbridge chip, the Mtron MOBI 3500 performs transfers with files ranging from 0.5 KB to 8192 KB. The MSD-SATA3535-064 shows a 99.1 MBps read plateau from 128-8192 KB file chunks, while the 107.2 MBps write performance plateaus from 64-8192 KB.


Switching over to test on the JMB322 SATA controller, our results are shown in the chart pictured below. Read performance for the Mtron MOBI 3500 begins to plateau from 128-8192 KB file chunks at roughly 97.6 MBps. Write bandwidth seems to plateau around 128-8192 KB, which sustains 107.3 MBps bandwidth.


For what it's worth, the Intel ICH10R controller appears to yield a faster bandwidth plateau than the JMicron JMB322. Additionally, the Mtron MOBI 3500 performed nearly identical performance speeds throughout tests on both controllers, with a very slight advantage going to the Intel SATA controller.

In our next section, we test linear read and write bandwidth performance of the MSD-SATA3535-064 and compare speeds with several other SSD products. Benchmark Reviews feels that linear tests are the only legitimate method for testing SSD products, as detailed in our Solid State Drive Benchmark Performance Testing article.


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